‘Sweet’ little Merryn Lacy laid to rest in Derry

Jenny Lacy and her daughter Merryn.
Jenny Lacy and her daughter Merryn.

Seven years-old Merryn Lacy was laid to rest in Derry on Saturday.

Merryn, whose mum Jenny is from Derry, was from Donabate in North Co. Dublin.

The family travelled with Merryn’s remains to Derry on Saturday where a service was held in Kilfennan Presbyterian Church. Merryn was buried next to her Granny Paula in Altnagelvin Cemetery.

The youngster was diagnosed with High Risk Neuroblastoma a few years ago and sadly passed away last Wednesday.

Described by her mum Jenny, dad Michael and sister Cora as a “sweet little princess”, Merryn touched the hearts of many people including former Republic of Ireland international, Roy Keane and Irish Hollywood actor, Colin Farrell.

After her diagnosis, Merryn’s parents set-up the Merryn Lacy Trust to make sure their little daughter received the best possible treatment.

Merryn’s parents requested people attending their daughter’s funeral to wear whatever they liked because Merryn “loved colours and loved clothes”.

Merryn’s parents revealed on the Merryn Lacy Facebook page that they played ‘Just Breathe’ by ‘Pearl Jam’ at her funeral.

“This song we played to her when she was a baby in the pram to get her to sleep. It’s only now we see it’s a song about saying goodbye. This is what played as we said goodbye yesterday - meet you on the other side our inspirational little girl. Love you Merryn, x,” read the message.